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Should I remove Update Manager for SweetPacks?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,597
United States Rank #8,136
Reach 0.2050%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 485.95 days
1349.22 days >
Average installed length: 708.91 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.0005 99.85%
1.0.0004 0.15%

Update Manager for SweetPacks 1.0

What is Update Manager for SweetPacks?

Update Manager for SweetPacks is designed to monitor and keep the SweetPacks applications automatically up to date. It checks for software updates and automatically downloads and installs them if found. It does so by adding a startup entry to the registry to automatically load each time a user logs into windows and remotely checks its server for updates by adding a Windows firewall exception. If an update is found it will silently install it without the user's express permission.

About  (from SweetIM Technologies)

During this installation you will be offered the SweetPacks toolbar, homepage, default search and new tab. You may skip or opt-out of any of the SweetPacks components during installation.Through the SweetPacks toolbar you can easily add the coolest and funniest emoticons and animations to your webmail and Facebook post...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 1.0.0005, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named SweetPacksUpdateManager.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 2.48 MB (2,604,812 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Connects to the Internet
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Update Manager for SweetPacks.
SweetPacksUpdateManager.exe (45945f39f2f6d08a0faec275e68ffc5a) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0143 Adware.SweetIM.2
eSafe 7.0.17.0 Win32.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 7.8961 a variant of Win32/SweetIM.F
Malwarebytes v2013.10.26.12 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 22688 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgcommunication.dll (f5bc091b5b45f8ccb28bba24c61a54f5) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.SweetIM.19
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23760 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgsimcommon.dll (4315ae0e82f796f98e550dc13bcba4b4) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.SweetIM.19
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23760 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgcommon.dll (19ab1050837e842bf3819c59740e1a1b) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.SweetIM.2
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 21676 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
mgxml_wrapper.dll (5ecd3ba5d091ebc20272de7ab7aacf52) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.Optional.SweetIM
VIPRE Antivirus 23760 Sweetpacks/SweetIM (fs) (not malicious)
       View all 16 all detections
Update Manager for SweetPacks has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sweetim.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SweetIM\Communicator\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{FB697452-8CA4-46B4-98B1-165C922A2EF3}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.48 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Update Manager for SweetPacks 1.0

Program executable:SweetPacksUpdateManager.exe (Malware detected)
Name:SweetPacks Update Manager
Update Manager for SweetPacks
Signed by:SweetIM Technologies Ltd
Path:C:\Program Files\SweetIM\Communicator\SweetPacksUpdateManager.exe
MD5:45945f39f2f6d08a0faec275e68ffc5a
(From the publisher) “SweetIM for Messenger is a fun upgrade for Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo & ICQ Instant Messaging applications, that adds animations (winks), emoticons (smileys), Videos, Display pictures and games. We started with the...”
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) SweetPacksUpdateManager.exe - SweetPacks Update Manager (Update Manager for SweetPacks)
  • mgcommunication.dll - communication
  • mgxml_wrapper.dll - xml_wrapper (XML Wrapper)
  • mgsimcommon.dll - simcommon
  • (Malware detected) mgcommon.dll - common
  • mgSqlite3.dll - SQLite DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SweetPacksUpdateManager.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Sweetpacks Communicator.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SweetPacksUpdateManager.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SweetPacksUpdateManager' which loads as C:\Program Files\SweetIM\Communicator\SweetPacksUpdateManager.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SweetPacksUpdateManager.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programfiler\SweetIM\Communicator\SweetPacksUpdateManager.exe'.
Network connections
  • SweetPacksUpdateManager.exe connects to bzq-25-65-1.static.bezeqint.net (212.25.65.1 port 80).
  • SweetPacksUpdateManager.exe connects to bzq-25-65-1.static.bezeqint.net (212.25.65.1 port 80).
  • SweetPacksUpdateManager.exe connects to cablep-219-49-70.cablep.bezeqint.net (62.219.49.70 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

SweetPacksUpdateManager.exe
Memory:2.8 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0084138078%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00695325%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00146056%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Update Manager for SweetPacks?

Quickly and completely remove Update Manager for SweetPacks 1.0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Update Manager for SweetPacks from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Update Manager for SweetPacks 1.0, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Update Manager for SweetPacks.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.25%
Windows Vista 9.72%
Windows XP 8.43%
Windows 8 0.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.92%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.54%
Windows 7 Professional 8.16%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.94%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

14.80% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 14.80%
  France 9.53%
  Germany 8.09%
  Israel 7.44%
  Brazil 6.14%
  United Kingdom 4.40%
  Spain 3.75%
  Italy 3.47%
  Australia 2.67%
  Iran 2.09%
  Netherlands 2.09%
  Poland 1.88%
  Canada 1.81%
  Hungary 1.81%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.93%
Acer 20.55%
Dell 16.73%
ASUS 7.53%
Toshiba 7.53%
GIGABYTE 7.17%
Samsung 7.17%
Intel 3.35%
Lenovo 1.79%
American Megatrends 1.31%
Sahara 0.96%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.93%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.57%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.57%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.32%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.55%
Acer Aspire 5738 2.30%

About SweetIM Technologies

The SweetIM Toolbar is a free browsing Toolbar that allows the user to add their favorite Icons and Emoticons to any web based account.
Publisher URL: sweetim.sweetpacks.com

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